Once this guy is fixed up, I'm going to hook it up with a digital converter box and our spare DVD player, and it'll be the TV in our office/garage space for now, and our guest room TV when we move to a bigger space.
Soon enough your house/apartment is going to be filled with retro equipment.
That's kind of the direction we're headed in. I mean, we both still have modern computers, and our home theater is relatively up to date (HDTV, PS3, 5.1 channel sound system), but aside from that most of the stuff we have is older.
We've got an antique radio for each room of the house, most of our furniture is pretty old, all of our clocks are old mechanical ones, we've got typewriters and a Mac SE/30 in the home office, and I do all of my composing at a pump organ I salvaged last December. Here are few examples:
The organ I use to write my music:
Got it for free, spent about $60 repairing the mechanics.
My main radio:
Paid $500. Bought it with money I earned selling other radios. It's a highly sought-after model, and in a collector's market (read: once this damn recession is over) it's worth a bit over $1500.
The writing area:
Here you can see Eva's typewriter (the No. 10, circa 1929), my home typewriter (the KMM, circa 1941... I also have a No. 10 at my office), and an SE/30. Paid about $50 apiece for each of those three things. And the desk is a 1930s writing desk I found at a yard sale in high school and refinished over the summer.
Our bed is an old waterbed frame with a normal mattress put on it:
...a relatively inexpensive Craigslist find.
And, of course, there's the ruined radio I turned into a jukebox:
It was built almost entirely out of old and discarded components.
Most of the things we get are secondhand, and not just because it's cheaper. It also reduces waste, and in many cases, older things were built better and are more easy to repair. I'd much rather have something well built that I can keep forever with maybe a few repairs down the road than something that have more features but will have to be thrown out and replaced in five or ten years.
And in case you couldn't tell, I kind of enjoy restoring, refinishing, and modifying things